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Greek Island Limnos Welcomes Olympic Athletes to New Sports Resort

The new Porto Myrina Sports Resort on Limnos island is ready to welcome the world’s leading athletes for holidays and training in Greece.

Greece Invites Emirates Airline to Consider Direct Links to Thessaloniki

Greece’s tourism minister has invited Emirates to examine the possibility of launching direct flights from Dubai and New York to Thessaloniki.

Hotel for Sports Tourism Opening on Limnos Island, Greece

The world’s leading athletes will be able to train while enjoying their holidays in Greece at the new Porto Myrina sports resort on Limnos island.

High-speed Athens-Thessaloniki ETR 470 Train Makes Debut

Travelers to Thessaloniki from Athens will now be able to reach the city in under four hours on board the new high-speed ETR 470 train put into service by train operator TrainOSE.

Greece Examines Reducing VAT on F&B, Tourism, Transport Services

The Greek government is considering extending to the end of the year a reduced VAT scheme that currently applies to tourism, transport and F&B services.

Study: Greek CEOs Aiming to Make Firms More Resilient to Shocks

Greek CEOs are reshaping their strategies in efforts to make their companies more resilient to shocks after facing the impact of Covid-19, a study released by EY found.

Mykonos, Paros and Santorini Maintain Investment Dynamic

Eight Greek destinations, including Mykonos, Paros and Santorini, are among 30 in the Mediterranean ensuring the highest returns and keeping strong investment dynamic, according to a report by Algean Property.

Greece Sees High Investment Interest Through Golden Visa Program

The Greek Migration Ministry in 2021 recorded a significant increase in investment interest for real estate in Greece through the golden visa program.

Greece Can Achieve Pre-pandemic Tourism Levels in 2022, Says Central Bank

Greece can achieve pre-pandemic 2019 tourism levels in 2022 provided the sector diversifies its product and attracts more investments, says the Bank of Greece.

OECD Forecasts 6.7% Growth for Greece in 2021

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is forecasting the Greek economy will grow at a rate of 6.7 percent this year and 4.8 percent in 2022.

Tourism to Greece Stimulates Tax Free Shopping in 2021

Tax free shopping in Greece did well this year achieving 77 percent in turnover in June-September 2021 compared to the corresponding period in 2019.

Budget 2022: Tourism to Help Greece Meet Growth Goals 

Greece has set its growth target for 2022 to 4.5 percent driven by a faster recovery this year as a result of strong tourist flows.

Greece’s Golden Visa Reviving Covid-hit Property Market

The Greek government’s investor visa scheme is reviving Greece’s property market with hundreds of new permits issued during the first ten months of 2021.

EBRD Projects 7% Growth for Greek Economy in 2021

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is forecasting 7% growth for the Greek economy in 2021 and 3.9% in 2022.

BoG Forecasts 5% Growth for Greece in 2022 Driven by Tourism

The Greek economy can grow at a rate of 5% in 2022 if the tourism sector continues its strong performance, according to Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.

‘Ministry Park’ Project to Free Up Space in Athens for Public Housing

The relocation of nine ministries from Athens’ center to a “ministry park” on Mt Hymettus is expected to create favorable conditions for public housing in the Greek capital.

Study: Greek CEOs Optimistic About post-Covid Future

Greek CEOs are optimistic about the ‘day after’ Covid-19 with a high percentage expressing confidence in Greece’s future potential for growth.

Greece has Most Closed Economy in the EU, Says Fraser Institute Report

Greece ranks last among the 27 EU countries in the Economic Freedom of the World report released by the Frazer Institute.

PM Revises Upward Greece’s 2021 Economic Growth Forecast to 5.9%

Greece’s economic growth forecast for 2021 has been revised upwards from 3.6% to 5.9%, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.

Minister: First Support Funds for Tourism Enterprises Next Month

Alternate Development Minister Yannis Tsakiris has announced that the first funds to tourism enterprises seeking support will be released in early September.